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Carter Reads the Newspaper: The Story of Carter G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Month

This book is about Carter G. Woodson
Discover the inspiring story of Carter G. Woodson, a man who not only read history but actively shaped it, in "Carter Reads the Newspaper: The Story of Carter G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Month." Born to formerly enslaved parents shortly after the Civil War, Woodson's early years in the coal mines introduced him to the power of knowledge, sparking a lifelong quest to uncover and disseminate the history of African Americans. This beautifully illustrated picture book, created by the award-winning duo Deborah Hopkinson and Don Tate, highlights Woodson's pivotal role in creating Black History Month and his dedication to education equity and racial justice. The narrative is enriched with sketches of notable figures from Black history, making it a profound resource for elementary school readers. Praised as a "Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book" and a "Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award" recipient, this book is an essential addition to any young reader's library, encouraging them to explore the untold stories that have shaped our nation. Published on August 3, 2021, this story not only educates but inspires critical thinking and a deeper understanding of the past.
Published by Peachtree on August 3, 2021
36 pages
ISBN: 9781682633328
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Education Equity and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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